Miguel Brieva: Welcome to the World
School of Art Studio Gallery
January 26 - March 3, 2019
"Welcome to the World" features the work of renowned graphic artist Miguel Brieva (Seville, 1974), who is a cartoonist and musician known for cultivating multiple genres combining text and image: comics, graphic humor, illustration, animation, visual poetry, and sketches. Initially, he self-published his work but now works with Random House Mondadori. Brieva has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers in Spain and Latin America, including El País, La Vanguardia, Rolling Stone, Piaui, Ajoblanco, and Diagonal.
Although Brieva's work addresses a wide variety of themes, unifying concerns include ecocriticism, the ways the mass media shapes people's imaginations, and the social and environmental consequences of consumer society.
The Brieva exhibition was organized by the artist, with the curatorial assistance of Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, Margaret Pezalla-Granlund, Laurel Bradley, Dann Hulbert, and Anthony Harb '15. All exhibition material was translated by Anthony Harb.
The exhibition is presented at Texas Tech University in collaboration with the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures through the coordination of Dr. Susan Larson, Charles B. Qualia Professor of Romance Languages and Director, Spanish and Portuguese Program.